This morning I wrote on my quilt blog just how close to the ground my wagon is draggin' today. I also told a bit about our Thanksgiving yesterday so I won't repeat that here.
We often put up our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I'm gonna need a heavy dose of zip, vim and vigor before that happens this year. I'm developing a theory: When you have a full life and can never seem to find time to fit in everything in a normal day's time that you want/need to do, throwing in holidays (and all that entails) has a tendency to push one over the edge. My whole body is rebelling today and refusing to get out of first gear.
No segue here (none, zero, nada) but . . . last year Ruthie of Nature Knitter posted a "Pay It Forward" blog in which she said she would send a handmade gift to the first three people who left a comment for her. I was one of the lucky first three commenters and I received my "Pay It Forward" package in the mail this past week.
Look at this! She made this GORGEOUS multi-colored hand knit shawl. She thought I might like it because the knitted pattern resembles quilt blocks.
It's an ample 16-1/2" wide by 66" long. And so soft, and so warm. (I wonder if the livestock will fully appreciate it when I wear it out to do chores?) No, no, no, never worry. I'll be saving this lovely gift for special occasions . . . far away from chicken poop.
So . . . now it's my turn to "Pay It Forward." I will send a handmade gift to the first three people who leave a comment on this post requesting to join this Pay It Forward exchange. I don't know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise. The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog after you receive your gift from me.
Come on now. Don't be shy. The gift you receive or in return send doesn't have to be large or complicated, simply something you have made with your own little hands. (Personally, I lean toward working with styrofoam egg cartons and glitter. Just kidding!) I'd love to make something for each and every one of you . . . but only the first three will qualify this go-round. Anybody?
The Dressing Room in My Cottage
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